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Colombia, Medellín | Building Better Recognition, Latin America, 2017 | Gold, Global, 2015

Articulated Site in Colombia
Articulated Site in Colombia

The UVA de La Imaginación project centers on creating high quality public spaces inserted into low-income, dense neighborhoods at a reservoir where two giant water tanks have been replaced by new infrastructure. The obsolete tanks are repurposed to create public space, taking inspiration from the site’s history, surrounding topography, and structure of existing tanks and pools. The resulting intervention has minimal environmental impact and opened in 2015, forming part of a network of 20 parks.

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Mario Fernando Camargo Gómez - Colectivo 720, Cali, Colombia; Luis Orlando Tombé Hurtado - Colectivo 720, Cali, Colombia Read more »

Germany, Berlin | Gold, Europe, 2011 | Bronze, Global, 2012

Urban renewal and swimming-pool precinct
Urban renewal and swimming-pool precinct

Poor water quality closed the last swimming facility on Berlin’s River Spree in 1925. By improving water quality via a 780m-long reed bed filtration system, the Flussbad aims to transform an arm of the river into a natural 745m swimming precinct equivalent to seventeen Olympic swimming pools. Adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Museuminsel, the urban renewal project will have a direct impact on the quality of city life and a positive ecological contribution by remediating the waterway.

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Tim Edler - realities:united, Berlin, Germany; Jan Edler - realities:united, Berlin, Germany Read more »

India, New Delhi | "Next Generation" 3rd prize, Asia Pacific, 2011

Decentralized sanitation system
Decentralized sanitation system

In underdeveloped settlements, a lack of sanitation is one of the major problems. By applying an additive strategy, this project in a resettlement area of Savda Gherva significantly improves hygiene and strengthens social cohesion within the local community by involving the residents throughout the process. A pilot project commenced in 2012 to provide off-grid sanitation to more than 1,500 people.

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Julia King - London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom Read more »

United Kingdom, London | Bronze, Europe, 2017

Air Rights in the United Kingdom
Air Rights in the United Kingdom

To partially reduce London’s housing shortage, the project proposes a straightforward and resourceful solution – Compact ZEDPods on elevated platforms on land outside the development plan including carparks, hard standings and difficult to develop land. Intended for young people and key municipal workers (firefighters, nurses, police personnel, etc.), the modular, low-energy homes are economically affordable, since land costs are replaced by the leasing of “air rights”.

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Germany, Stuttgart | Silver, Europe, 2005 | Gold, Global, 2006

Main Station Stuttgart
Main Station Stuttgart

This winner of the first Global Holcim Awards Gold (2006) places the railway station underground to recover land and to create a new urban area, combining structural and landscape aspects. The Deutsche Bahn project to add a new high-speed line for this city laid out in an underground tunnel at a right angle to the existing tracks started construction in 2015. This will free up development space for a vast new urban quarter. 

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Christoph Ingenhoven - Ingenhoven und Partner Architekten, Dusseldorf, Germany Read more »

USA, New York City | Silver, North America, 2014 | Bronze, Global, 2015

The Dryline
The Dryline

The Dryline (BIG U) addresses New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon in Southern Manhattan. The 12 km-long infrastructural barrier incorporates public space with the high-water barrier doubling as parks, seating, bicycle shelters or skateboard ramps. Embankments add green areas and spaces beneath elevated roadways are built out with pavilions for public use. In an emergency, the shutters close forming a floodwater barrier.

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Kai-Uwe Bergmann - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Bjarke Ingels - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Matthijs Bouw - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Thomas Christoffersen - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Daniel Kidd - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Jeremy Siegel - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Laura Starr - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Stephen Whitehouse - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Andrea Parker - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Melon Wedick - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; James Lima - James Lima Planning + Development, New York, USA; Steven Baumgartner - Buro Happold Engineering, New York City, USA; Byron Stigge - Level Agency for Infrastructure, New York, USA; Ivo de Jeu - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Christina Kaunzinger - Green Shield Ecology, Bridgewater, USA; Edgar J. Westerhof - ARCADIS, USA; Daniel Payne - AEA Consulting, Beacon, USA; Prem Krishnamurthy - Project Projects, New York, New York, USA Read more »

USA, Detroit | Gold, North America, 2017 | Bronze, Global, 2018

Grassroots Microgrid in Michigan
Grassroots Microgrid in Michigan

This neighborhood-scale project reimagines empty lots as collective infrastructure for energy and food production, as well as civic engagement, Detroit, USA. 

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Constance C. Bodurow - studio[Ci], Detroit, USA Read more »

Russia, Kazan’ | "Next Generation" 3rd prize, Europe, 2017

Liquid Era in Russia
Liquid Era in Russia

New spatial concepts for the city of the future is an exploration of new architectural vocabularies for a future city in an era marked as much by the physicality of things as by the liquidity of the digital realm.

Main Author
Anna Andronova - Kazan State University of Architecture & Engineering, Kazan’, Russia Read more »

Egypt, Cairo | "Next Generation" 3rd prize, Middle East Africa, 2017

(In)formal Pattern Language in Egypt
(In)formal Pattern Language in Egypt

Designing processes for informal settlements: Design of an “(in)formal pattern language” to improve the conditions of poverty-stricken and fast-growing informal neighborhoods.

Main Author
Nada Nafeh - The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt Read more »

Syria, Aleppo | "Next Generation" 2nd prize, Middle East Africa, 2017

Recovering Aleppo in Syria
Recovering Aleppo in Syria

Rubble recycling units: Rubble recycling units combining the rebuilding of the constructed habitat with the rebuilding of devastated communities.

Main Authors
Nour Madi - American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon; Jad Melki - GHAITH&JAD Architecture and Design, Beirut, Lebanon; Ghaith Abi Ghanem - GHAITH&JAD Architecture and Design, Beirut, Lebanon Read more »
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